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Earthquakes Today: latest quakes worldwide in the past 48 hours on Thursday, May 19, 2022 - list, stats and map

Updated May 19, 2022 02:35 GMT -
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Quakes in the past 48 hours:

  • 14 quakes above magnitude 5
  • 81 quakes between magnitude 4 and 5
  • 227 quakes between magnitude 3 and 4
  • 399 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
  • 1155 quakes below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
In the past 48 hours, there were 14 quakes of magnitude 5.0 or above, 81 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0, 227 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 399 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. There were also 1155 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don't normally feel. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 3.2 | 22 mi NE of Bear Creek, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, USA -

Strongest quake: Mag. 5.7 | South Pacific Ocean -

Recent quakes above magnitude 3.0 worldwide (updated )

Past 24 hours:155 quakes | 110 quakes M3+ | 38 quakes M4+ | 7 quakes M5+
Past 7 days:1,112 quakes | 811 quakes M3+ | 275 quakes M4+ | 26 quakes M5+
Past 30 days:4,861 quakes | 3,512 quakes M3+ | 1,193 quakes M4+ | 148 quakes M5+ | 8 quakes M6+
Past 90 days:15,437 quakes | 11,003 quakes M3+ | 3,929 quakes M4+ | 474 quakes M5+ | 29 quakes M6+ | 2 quakes M7+
Past 365 days:62,833 quakes | 45,993 quakes M3+ | 14,780 quakes M4+ | 1,920 quakes M5+ | 126 quakes M6+ | 14 quakes M7+
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Showing most recent quakes and quakes magnitude 3.6 or higher (165 out of 1876 quakes, show more):
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Thursday, May 19, 2022 GMT (12 quakes)
May 19, 2022 02:21 GMT
May 18, 2022 6:21 pm (GMT -8)
3.2

24 km
22 mi northeast of Bear Creek, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, USA
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May 19, 2022 02:03 GMT
May 18, 2022 10:03 pm (GMT -4)
2.4

112 km
Antofagasta, Chile More
May 19, 2022 01:59 GMT
May 19, 2022 3:59 am (GMT +2)
2.6

5 km
14 km south of Argenton-sur-Creuse, Indre, Centre-Val de Loire, France
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May 19, 2022 01:52 GMT
May 18, 2022 9:52 pm (GMT -4)
2.9

75 km
89 km east of Iquique, Tarapaca, Chile More
May 19, 2022 01:51 GMT
May 18, 2022 5:51 pm (GMT -8)
5.7

10 km
South Pacific Ocean
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May 19, 2022 01:47 GMT
May 19, 2022 9:47 am (GMT +8)
2.7

10 km
SULAWESI, INDONESIA More
May 19, 2022 01:35 GMT
May 18, 2022 8:35 pm (GMT -5)
4.0

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 60 km south of Aquila, Michoacan, Mexico
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May 19, 2022 01:26 GMT
May 19, 2022 1:26 pm (GMT +12)
2.5

67 km
South Pacific Ocean, 98 km northeast of Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand More
May 19, 2022 01:25 GMT
May 19, 2022 1:25 pm (GMT +12)
4.1

554 km
South Pacific Ocean
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May 19, 2022 01:11 GMT
May 19, 2022 10:11 am (GMT +9)
3.1

42 km
92 km southwest of Abepura, Papua, Indonesia
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May 19, 2022 00:44 GMT
May 18, 2022 8:44 pm (GMT -4)
3.6

139 km
Tarapaca, 144 km north of Calama, Provincia de El Loa, Antofagasta, Chile
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May 19, 2022 00:14 GMT
May 19, 2022 9:14 am (GMT +9)
4.3

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, 298 km southeast of Chiba, Japan
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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 GMT (30 quakes)
May 18, 2022 23:52 GMT
May 19, 2022 8:52 am (GMT +9)
5.0

19 km
Philippine Sea, 104 km southwest of Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan
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May 18, 2022 23:27 GMT
May 18, 2022 6:27 pm (GMT -5)
4.0

9 km
North Pacific Ocean, 48 km southeast of Tonosi, Provincia de Los Santos, Panama
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May 18, 2022 21:40 GMT
May 18, 2022 2:40 pm (GMT -7)
4.1

10 km
North Pacific Ocean, Mexico
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May 18, 2022 21:31 GMT
May 18, 2022 3:31 pm (GMT -6)
3.8

16 km
North Pacific Ocean, 143 km southeast of Salina Cruz, Oaxaca, Mexico
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 3.9 x 1013 joules (10.9 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 9405 tons of TNT or 0.6 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake anywhere in the world?

The last earthquake in the world occurred 14 minutes ago: Weak mag. 3.2 earthquake - 22 mi northeast of Bear Creek, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, USA, on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 6:21 pm (GMT -8).

Where did the last earthquake happen in the world?

The last quake above magnitude 4 today occurred 44 minutes ago in South Pacific Ocean.
Smaller quakes below magnitude 4 are much more frequent and happen somewhere in the world every few minutes. However, many (if not most) of them go unrecorded, because not all areas in the world are covered by sensitive-enough seismic networks able to detect them.

Where do most earthquakes occur in the world?

By far, most earthquakes in the world occur along the margins of the Pacific Ocean, followed by the vast Alpine-Himalayan mountain belts that stretch from southern Europe through Turkey, the Caucasus, Iran, Pakistan, to northern India, Nepal and southern China.
Most of these regions are in oceanic or continental collision zones where tectonic plates collide with each other and release energy in form of earthquakes.

How many quakes were there in the world in the past 48 hours?

In the past 48 hours, there have been 165 quakes up to magnitude 5.7.

What was the strongest quake in the world in the past 48 hours?

The strongest earthquake in the world in the past 48 hours occurred 44 minutes ago: Strong mag. 5.7 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 5:51 pm (GMT -8).

What category of earthquake is considered an emergency?

Most earthquakes are small and cause no damage, but occasionally, there are bigger ones that can cause considerable damage to people and infrastructure. How much damage a quake does depends a lot on a number of factors including:
- magnitude
- depth beneath the surface
- duration and motion of the shaking
- local geology
- population density
- overall building standards of the affected area
- risk awareness and preparedness
Quakes below magnitude 5 rarely cause damage, while quakes above around magnitude 7 almost always result in extensive damage, even in areas with very good building standards such as in the western US or Japan. Quakes from magnitudes 8 often result in wide-spread or even catastrophic destruction.

What kind of damage can an earthquake do?

The ground shaking of earthquakes can cause soil liquefaction, landslides and avalanches, the opening of fissures in the ground, deformation of the ground, cracks in walls and other structures leading to their collapse. As secondary and often even more severe damage, this can lead to fires, gas leaks, or even tsunamis if the sea floor is moved in a way to displace a large mass of water.

How dangerous are earthquakes?

Earthquakes are among the (if not THE) most dangerous type of natural disaster.
According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), quakes caused nearly 750,000 deaths globally in the period 1998-2017, more than half of all deaths related to natural disasters.

How many people are affected by earthquakes every year?

Each day, many thousands of people feel an earthquake somewhere. Stronger quakes can be felt by millions of people.
According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 750,000 people were killed by quakes and more than 125 million people injured, made homeless or displaced or otherwise seriously affected by earthquakes during the 20 years from 1998-2017.

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